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Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Guilt Trip (2012)

An inventor (Seth Rogen) invites his mother (Barbra Streisand) to accompany him on a road trip from New York to San Francisco as he attends several business meetings across the country promoting a new invention. What he doesn't tell her is that he plans to reunite her with an old boyfriend in San Francisco. This sweet natured, easy going comedy is quite pleasant. That may not sound like much of a recommendation but trust me, anyone who's ever been stuck as an adult with their mother alone together for days at a time will relate to the film. Streisand and Rogen have a marvelous rapport and one can easily believe them as mother and son. The film balances wacky humor with some telling observations about mothers and sons. It's a feel good movie without getting all mushy on us and who can ask for anything more? Directed by Anne Fletcher (THE PROPOSAL). With Kathy Najimy, Miriam Margolyes, Nora Dunn, Brett Cullen, Colin Hanks, Adam Scott and Ari Graynor.

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